The Baltimore Ravens announced the franchise has extended defensive tackle Broderick Washington for three seasons, effectively turning his contract with the organization through the 2026 season.
Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 was the first to report the news after getting fed the information straight from Washington's agent. The deal is worth $17.5m with $10 million of them guaranteed.
Washington is still only 26 years old and he's now the second defensive lineman in possession of a multi-year deal part of the current Ravens roster. Baltimore has secured another pillar of their line for years to come, which is never bad news.
The Ravens spent a cheap fifth-round pick on Washington back in 2020, so this season would have been his last one linked to Flock Nation had his not extended his deal. He would have entered free agency next offseason, but that's now out of the picture with his three-year extension.
As Jamison Hensley of ESPN pointed out in a note published following the announcement, Washington is mostly "known for his run-stopping," something the Ranves have usually thrived at in years past.
Along with Washington, fellow 2020 draftee Justin Madubuike is expected to follow his path and ink an extension with Baltimore next, assuming the Ravens offer him such an option.
The rest of the projected defensive line for the 2023 season should include Michael Pierce, Brent Urgan, Travis Jones, and Angelo Blackson in some shape and form, as specified by Pro Football Talk.
Washington has appeared in 39 games for the Ravens throughout his career showing steady improvements. Last year, the DT played all 17 games getting to sack the quarterback once while completing 25 solo tackles and 24 assisted for a grand total of 49 through the 2023 season.
The veteran lineman has gone from playing 161 defensive snaps as a rookie to 293 in his second season and finally 483 last year, which is to say 44% of all defensive snaps played by the Ravens in 2023.